JUST GOT. OUT OF A MEETING WIT THE NCAA PEOPLE MAN IT FELT LIKE I WAS TALKING TO THE POLICE
Thomas’ decision to attend Oregon was a controversial one, marked by a last-second flip from USC to Eugene.
On the day he tabbed the Ducks, Thomas said:
“A lot of people say I’m going to Oregon because of Nike. I’m not going for Nike. I’m going to be a baller.”
There was no subsequent explanation for why Thomas would reference Nike, other than the fact that Nike Founder Phil Knight is the pre-eminent Oregon football booster.